Readers, I've never asked you this, but do you ever have feelings about the state of my sofa? Just wondering.
As you may know, I had a birthday on Sunday -- fifty-one years, which is only middle-aged if you're living to a hundred and two -- so it seemed only right that I should finally get myself some age-appropriate accessories: reading glasses.
I'm the only one in my family who has never needed glasses. But I've noticed lately that, particularly after an intense period of sewing, my eyes feel tired. Even threading a needle with a needle threader can be hard. I also sometimes have trouble reading menus in dark restaurants, and the ingredients list on the back of candy bars.
I hate bringing up the topic of glasses again so soon after my Warby Parker experience which, by the way, ended in my returning all the demo sunglass frames and choosing none of them. (You may think that's where the story ends -- oh, no! I found another online glasses store with similar funky retro hipster frames and...well, you'll find out more in the days ahead.)
Anyway, yesterday I finally picked up a pair of "readers" at my local Ricky's, a popular beauty supply store chain here in NYC, where one can purchase not only shampoo and conditioner, but also colossal drag queen eyelashes and hot pink wigs. Anyway, they have a very stylish selection of reading glasses at good prices. The pair I got is by A.J. Morgan and cost just $14.99, which is lower than many of the fuddy-duddy frames at CVS and Rite Aid.
They simply provide a little magnification (strength is 1.00) when my eyes are tired. They're not going to be seen in public much but I wanted something cute. Not bad, right?
The upside of getting older is all the new accessories you get to buy: glasses, then canes, then shower stools and toilet seat raisers!
In other news, thank you for checking out my linen pants/butter shirt outfit over at Mood yesterday. If you'd like to see the whole photo shoot -- including more "West Side Story" moves -- you can here. A big thank you to Michael for his photo shoot contributions, which I know he always finds incredibly stressful due to my barking orders at him throughout the entire shoot.
And that, friends, is all for today.
In closing, if you wear glasses, do you think they improve your looks as they add an interesting feature to your face, or do you prefer the way you look without them?
It's funny how you really don't start noticing people's glasses until you need to purchase some yourself...
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!